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Are you learning Koine Greek, the Greek of the New Testament and most other post-classical Greek texts? Whatever your level, use this forum to discuss all things Koine, Biblical or otherwise, including grammar, textbook talk, difficult passages, and more.

Koine Greek pronunciation

Hello, my goal is to learn Koine Greek so that i can grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I would appreciate some help. I want to know where can i find a chart with a historic Biblical Koine Greek prounuciation ? I dont want to learn Erasmian or Modern pronunciation.

And a couple of more questions.

Is the grammar, the meaning of the words and spelling of Koine Greek the same as ...
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Heb 4:12

Hey guys. Here's a passage that I'm having a problem with.

Heb 4:12

Ζῶν γὰρ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐνεργὴς καὶ τομώτερος ὑπὲρ πᾶσαν μάχαιραν δίστομον καὶ διϊκνούμενος ἀχρὶ μερισμοῦ ψυχῆς καὶ πνεύματος, ἁρμῶν τε καὶ μυελῶν, καὶ κριτικὸς ἐνθυμήσεων καὶ ἐννοιῶν καρδίας·

The issue that I'm having is with "ἀχρὶ μερισμοῦ ψυχῆς καὶ πνεύματος." My question is this: Does the "καὶ" in this phrase show us where the division takes place (i.e ...
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ἀπόλλυμι Strongs 622- apollumi- help please!

Hi guys, you've helped me before and I hope you can spare a little time to help me again. I'm trying to understand what is implied by the Greek word ἀπόλλυμι. If we take as an example John 3:16- it is usually translated as 'perish'. Other examples of where it is translated as 'lost' are Luke 15:6 (the lost sheep) and Luke 15:9 (the lost coin).

Here's my problem: does 'apollumi' have a bearing on ...
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Participle question

Hey all. I'm working on the exercises for chapter 27 in BBG and I've run across something I can't figure out.

In the translation exercises, #5 is this:
Παυλος δε και Βαρναβας διετριβον εν Αντιοχεια διδασκοντες και ευαγγελιζομενοι μετα και ετερων πολλων τον λογον του κυριου.

What I don't understand is why ευαγγελιζομενοι is passive - i.e. why it uses μενοι instead of οντες as an ending. My first thought was that maybe the verb ...
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υπαρχω vs ειμι

Hey guys, was wondering if someone could explain the difference between υπαρχω and ειμι.
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Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν δίκαιον

Hey all,

I'm reading through 1 John 2 and I'm having trouble understanding the last part of the first verse.

καὶ ἐάν τις ἁμαρτῃ παραάκλητον ἔχομεν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν δίκαιον

The issue I'm having is, how does " Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν " relate to the following adjective "δίκαιον". I'm assuming that Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν is a single substantive and that this is possibly an object - complement, but that doesn't seem to help me understand ...
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How much reading?

Hey all, Its been a while, I've been on Koine Greek for 2 years now and feel like I've hit a brick wall... I've been working though mounce and Wallace along with the corresponding workbooks, Also been slowly going through a graded reader. Any suggestions for what to do next to keep moving forward in my Koine studies? I'm really struggling with vocabulary! Also, How much reading should I be doing each day? oh... and ...
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Free Liddell and Scott Greek-English Lexicon for the Kindle

For anyone interested I have ported the complete LSJ to the Kindle.
here is the link.

Warning: 70MB and that's compressed...still it's FAST

removed for redevelopment see below

The ninth edition of Liddell & Scott's Greek-English Lexicon (LSJ) has been freely available in electronic form since 2007, having been released by the Perseus Project under the Creative Commons Attribution–Noncommercial–Share Alike 3.0 license. In addition Handheldclassics.com has added all known Greek word-forms, corresponding grammatical parsings ...
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Συριστί versus Ἑβραϊστὶ

It seems that the Septuagint uses Συριστί to refer to the Aramaic language whereas the NT uses Ἑβραϊστὶ to refer to both Aramaic and Hebrew, without distinction. Is there a reason why the NT does not use the word Συριστί?
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Three aorist active forms of ἀνοίγω in one chapter??

In going through the Gospel According to John, chapter 9, I notice the evangelist uses three different aorist active indicative forms of ἀνοίγω:

ἀνέῳξεν (double augment) in 9:14
ἠνέῳξεν (triple augment) in 9:17
ἤνοιξεν (single augment) in 9:21.

It's not like Homer, where variations in declension and orthography abound in order to fit the meter. John's gospel is unmetered. What's going on here? Why would an author use three different forms of the aorist active ...
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